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Saddleworth star camp

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Hi folk,i decided to pop up and check the site out for a few hours last night and although it was a little breezy the skies cleared nicely from 10 o'clock.I met up with Phil and also met Mike,

Dave & Pat..

Pat got his 10 "Dob setup and we enjoyed good views of M44 & M13 with his 16 mm nagler,jupiter & mars where bopping around alot and we got a peek of saturn before i left for home.

All in all it was well worth the trip and great to meet some new faces.

The skies were better than i expected and on a calm clear nite it would be a great place to stargaze,good find Jules!

Look forward to any future events.

Clear skies.


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Yes I agree don't be discouraged Jules we are all used to astronomy in what is probably the most difficult area of the country yet we stick at it.

Maybe a sheltered valley next time

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Nice pics Mike, at least you got a scope set up, not beating myself up over this, just selling all my gear and giving astro up  :grin:

seriously, i will be going back, will hire a pod and take the Mak for a planet fest

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O to last Friday, Guys. Could not be more of a contrast compared with tonite. Ho Hum !!!

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